Opinion

Already deep in the politics of Hate

National Columnists

During an Iowa town hall last week, "Beto" O'Rourke, who had pledged to raise the level of national discourse, depicted President Donald Trump's rhetoric as right out of Nazi Germany. Trump "describes immigrants as 'rapists' and 'criminals'" and as "'animals' and 'an infestation,'" said ...

Books among the best gifts to give

Editorials

Through April 19, a group of future teachers from Minot State University is collecting books for a noble cause – to give area schoolchildren the gift of reading. This isn’t the first time members of Students of North Dakota United at Minot State University have undertaken the effort. ...

America’s pre-existing health condition: Donald Trump

National Columnists

President Trump in a recent conversion now wants to make his Republicans "the party of health care." But first, he says, it must try again to kill Obamacare, a task the Republican Party has attempted repeatedly with no success. Before attempting that effort, it would seem wise to come up ...

Floods emblazoned in locals’ memory

Editorials

Whether it is the flood of 1969 (recalled in detail in Sunday’s Minot Daily News story) or the most recent, devastating flood, the occasions are indelibly carved in the memories of many locals. The destruction is carved into the memories of long-time residents – and, realistically they ...

Modernizing Air Force good for America, Minot AFB

Editorials

We read with interest the comments in today’s edition concerning the ongoing modernization of the Air Force. Wow. That’s all we can say, wow. Except, maybe, good for the Air Force, good for Minot AFB, good for Minot – good for American. Keep the good news rolling in. “There won’t ...

Building a healthy political system

National Columnists

It's no secret that America's political system is badly broken, so ScottRasmussen.com decided to find out what voters think is wrong. We began by exploring what voters think is needed to create and maintain a healthy political system. Four items were deemed "Very Important" by at least 7 out ...

Change Social Security to a program of ownership

National Columnists

I have been an advocate for years of changing our Social Security system to a program of ownership rather than government taxing and spending. To those walking around with the idea that Social Security is some kind of pension in which you have been investing for years — forget it. ...

Medical marijuana a complicated issue

Editorials

Just a few years ago in North Dakota when the medical marijuana issue became a serious one with state voters, Minot Daily News in an editorial officially opposed the measure. Officially our position was that the community had enough drugs saturating it and then even if the majority of medical ...

Spring: The sounds of progress are in the air

Community Columnists

Finally, after a long, cold winter, it’s spring. And while we perhaps haven’t quite completely thawed from February’s bone-chilling temperatures, at the City of Minot, spring means it’s time for cleaning and construction. As the weather continues to warm and the last reminders of ...

What is a legacy fund?

Community Columnists

We have almost reached the end of the legislative session and don’t know what kind of higher education boards suits North Dakota. Neither have we figured out what a “legacy” fund is. North Dakota has had one for 10 years and no one seems to know what it is. It was created when the ...

Stop the personal attacks

Letters to the Editor

Mathew Klein Minot In response to the opinion article by Tony Bender in the Minot Daily Friday, March 15, 2019, attacking Minot Legislator Senator Oley Larson: North Dakota citizens are not ready to see personal attacks on our legislators. You can disagree on philosophy and voting ...

2020: Socialist America or Trump’s America?

National Columnists

In the new Democratic Party, where women and people of color are to lead, and the white men are to stand back, the presidential field has begun to sort itself out somewhat problematically. According to a Real Clear Politics average of five polls between mid-March and April 1, four white men ...

Save St. Anselm Cahtolic Church

Letters to the Editor

Nicholas Schmatz, Jaxcnta Schmaltz and Carlotta Scholl Towner Nick and Arlene Bachmeier Rugby This letter is concerning the future of the St. Anselm Cahtolic Church of Fulda. Please indulge us one more time with your attention. Our church, by most accounts, may be (is) the oldest ...

Help students focus on education

Letters to the Editor

Taylor Toso Bismarck North Dakota Senators and Representatives: The North Dakota Student Association is a student-funded and student-led advocacy organization representing North Dakota’s 45,000 public college and university students. We have been very active this legislative session ...

Speak now to opposed Senate Bill 2345

Letters to the Editor

Liane Stout Buffalo Concerned citizens of North Dakota must speak up and oppose Senate Bill 2345 relating to animal feeding operations and zoning regulations. The bill restricts and threatens local control by townships on zoning and permitting. It allows the ND Department of Health as ...

Where does the money come from?

Letters to the Editor

Nancy Bommelman Minot I wish somebody would explain to me where all the money is coming from to build in Minot? I understand there is government money given to the city for certain things, but I can’t get over how much is being spent. Do the citizens of Minot realize, every time we ...

Crosswalk update not needed

Letters to the Editor

Mike Stenvold Minot I can’t understand the logic in spending money to upgrade the crosswalk near the Ward County Courthouse. The majority of people that are “jaywalking” to get across 3rd St. are adults and do have the option to go to the light at Burdick or take their time and find ...

Breakfast isn’t important

National Columnists

I skipped breakfast again this morning. I won't worry about it. Yes, I've heard the advice. "It's the most important meal of the day." It balances blood sugar levels, kick-starts your metabolism, stimulates the brain, etc. A Harvard University study said men who regularly skip ...

Nancy Pelosi’s perv problem

National Columnists

If you're a sleazy male Democrat, you can always count on Nancy Pelosi to run interference for you and your pervy proclivities. While she has soaked up plaudits as a champion for women (most recently as the VH1 Trailblazer Honors recipient last month for International Women's Day), what she ...